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Coconut Shrimp Salad

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 3

Ingredients

10
shrimp
Salt and pepper
1/2
cup flour
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
Vegetable oil for frying
2
strips of bacon, diced
1
cup creamy goat cheese
2
tablespoons white sesame seeds
2
tablespoons black sesame seeds
3
cups mixed lettuce
1/2
cup red cherry tomatoes, sliced
1
cup mayonnaise
1/2
cup condensed milk
1
teaspoon old-fashioned mustard (variety with whole seeds)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can substitute the shredded coconut for cooked quinoa.

What a tropical and delicious combination shrimp and coconut make- especially when the shrimp are covered with a crispy coconut crust! One of my favorite salads, created by Chef Jimena Llosa, was the inspiration for this exquisito dish.

Wrap the shrimp in shredded yucca. Yellow sweet potatoes or wonton wrappers work well too.

A spicy marmalade makes a perfect dip for accompanying shrimp if you don’t want them on the salad.

Directions

  • 1 Peel, clean, and de-vein the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2 Dip each shrimp in the beaten egg and coat with the shredded coconut until completely covered.
  • 3 Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the battered shrimp until they are crispy and golden. Once removed, let any excess oil drain off over a paper towel.
  • 4 Have the bacon ready- cooked and diced.
  • 5 Separately, form small balls with the goat cheese and roll some in white sesame seeds and a few in black sesame seeds. Save in the refrigerator.
  • 6 In a bowl, combine the lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 7 For the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, condensed milk and mustard.
  • 8 Finish the salad by placing the battered shrimp on top, along with the bacon and sesame-covered cheese. Dress with the mayonnaise sauce and serve immediately.

What a tropical and delicious combination shrimp and coconut make- especially when the shrimp are covered with a crispy coconut crust! One of my favorite salads, created by Chef Jimena Llosa, was the inspiration for this exquisito dish.

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 16, 2015

What a tropical and delicious combination shrimp and coconut make- especially when the shrimp are covered with a crispy coconut crust! One of my favorite salads, created by Chef Jimena Llosa, was the inspiration for this exquisito dish.